Student to Start-ups Building Beautiful Apps

Student to Start-ups Building Beautiful Apps
Event on 2013-05-17 09:00:00

With Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Stores you have a choice of control schemes, a variety of devices tablets, notebooks and all in ones, to a stunning array of phones from manufactures such as Nokia, HTC and Samsung.

With Windows 8 features such as live tiles, snapped view, sharing charms and more, your application comes alive. Your beautiful apps are delivered through the Windows Store available in over 200 markets. As an app developer you can make money the way you want.

We want to show you how Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are the perfect platform for you to build your next app/game or even start your first venture as an app/game developer. All students get a FREE developer and store account from Microsoft DreamSpark. For detailed instructions see

Hear from the AppCampus accelerator program managed by Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. This is an 18 million Euro joint investment between Microsoft and Nokia to foster mobile application development on the Windows Phone and any other Nokia platform.

We want new student startups to succeed so come along and hear how we are fostering the creation of innovative mobile applications for the Windows 8 and Windows Phone ecosystem, and in addition, to create a new generation of self-sustaining mobile startups.

Throughout this one day event we will have keynote speakers from Microsoft and Nokia. Hear first-hand how to receive awards varying from €20,000, €50,000 to €70,000 from

We will also be hosting a dedicated hackathon and Game Jam for Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps and games.

Gaming students will have the chance to spend 24 hours building a game and need to publish their game to the Windows Store or Windows Phone Store by 31/05/2013. *Prizes will be awarded for the best app judged by Microsoft UK Staff. (terms & conditions apply).

App development students will have a chance to spend 10 hours building a Windows Phone and Windows 8 app where Microsoft UK will be judging the best app on the Saturday afternoon.


Friday 17 May 2013

9.00 – 10.00 Building Awesome Windows 8 Apps –  Mike Taulty, Microsoft
10.00 – 11.00 Student to Start-up Oxiway, Oxford University, Microsoft BizSpark company.
11.00 – 11.15 Break
11.15 – 13.00 Nokia Appcampus Mobile Application Accelerator 

13.00 – 14:00 Lunch 

14:00 – 15:00 Developing Awesome Windows Phone Apps – Andy Wigley, Microsoft
15:00 – 16:00 Designing Beautiful Windows Applications  – Andrew Spooner, Microsoft
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16.00 – 23.59 Windows 8/Windows Phone GameJam

16:15 – 17:15 Developing Windows Apps using ZipApp – Martin Beeby, Microsoft
20:00 – 23:59 Windows Hackathon

Saturday 18 May

24.00 – 16.00 Windows 8 and Windows Phone Game Jam
24.00 – 9.30 Windows Hackathon
9.30 – 11:00 Apps Judging
11:00 – 12:00 Awards for best app
12:00 – 12:30 Close


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5357 High Street, Kingston upon Thames
London, United Kingdom

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